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Cheesecake recommendation needed

ola Jul 1, 2009 02:05 PM

It's my party and I can have cheesecake if I want to...
Forget the sheet cakes, I want to find a really good and really large cheesecake for my birthday party this Sunday.
I'm a purist when it comes to cheesecake and prefer a simple New York style with the sour cream topping.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: ola Jul 1, 2009 02:07 PM

    Does Just Desserts still make cheesecake?

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      DavidT RE: ola Jul 1, 2009 02:18 PM

      Try Zanze's Cheesecake, 2405 Ocean Ave. San Fran, just east of Junipero Serra. All they make is cheesecake. Phone 415-334-2264.

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      1. re: DavidT
        Burt RE: DavidT Jan 11, 2010 11:22 AM

        Zanze's is very nice if you like a light, frothy style cheesecake. My preference, however is a more dense, classic cheesecake. My favorite is from Sweet Cheeses in San Anselmo and avialable at Brian's in SF.

        1. re: DavidT
          stanbee RE: DavidT May 25, 2010 07:24 PM

          Zanze's is excruciatingly sweet but soufflee- light.

          Good NY style rich heavy Cheesecake at Rosen's in Petaluma. Don't thing it has sour cream topping, but nmade with sourcreem -creemcheese batter.

        2. emmaroseeats RE: ola Jul 1, 2009 02:32 PM

          And if you're ever out to dinner at Little Star Pizza, save room for their fabulously simple cheesecake.

          1. pastryqueen RE: ola Jul 2, 2009 11:15 AM

            Probably too late for a 2-day pre-order but this place makes a good, simple New York style cheesecake. . altho the crust has walnuts in it. . very good, excellent texture.


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            1. re: pastryqueen
              ola RE: pastryqueen Jul 2, 2009 04:32 PM

              Oh, yum. I will try this for another occasion.

            2. chefj RE: ola Jul 2, 2009 05:23 PM

              Sweet Cheese's in San Anselmo makes a great cheesecake and I know he does half sheet size. He may do other large sizes as well
              625 San Anselmo Ave
              San Anselmo, CA 94960-2615
              (415) 457-2733‎

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              1. re: chefj
                rworange RE: chefj Jul 15, 2009 10:39 AM

                Happy belated Birthday. What cake did you buy?

                Sweet Cheeses Cheesecakes
                625 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA

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